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July 19, 2011
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Going into Labor – The Essentials of Michigan’s New Labor Laws
August 4
Registration Available Soon!

Trinity of Management Training
With Ernesto Sirolli
September 7-9, 2011

Going into Labor – The Essentials of Michigan’s New Labor Laws
September 22, 2011
Registration Available Soon!

MML Convention
Oct 4-7, Grand Rapids

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Check out Dan Gilmartin's new blog:
Economics of Place

What's New

Find Your Community in the League's Music Video!
YouTube, 7/18/11

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


Economic Vitality Incentive Program Citizens Guide and Dashboard Requirements lansing

The Michigan Department of Treasury has released the Economic Vitality Incentive Program Citizens Guide and Dashboard requirements.  The guidelines contained in the letter explain how eligible local governments can qualify for the first of three components, in which they can qualify for 1/3 of the funds attached to the revamped statutory revenue sharing program. Find more at the League’s Inside 208 blog.  Contact Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

State Affairs Update

capitolReforms Still on Senate Floor – Expecting Concurrence in the Fall – The Senate met for a few hours last week and unfortunately did not concur on several pieces of legislation we were hoping to conclude then.  The biggest is SB 7, the bill changing health care to a hard cap or 80/20 (with a local opt out).  The Senate did not concur on the House-passed version.  The bill is now headed to conference committee to iron out the differences.  Read more at the League’s Inside 208 blog.  Contact Samantha Harkins, sharkins@mml.org.   MORE>

League Opposes Senate Repeal of Economic Development Tool

Road Maintenance Best Practices Conference July 26

Two- Inch Rule Will Wait Until Fall

MDOT Announces 2013 Federal Program Application Deadlines

AmeriCorps Volunteers Available for Housing Agencies

MAM Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!

Federal Update
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Elimination of COPS Program Funding Amid ongoing discussion on raising the debt ceiling, Congress is continuing to work on 2012 budgets and has advanced a budget bill that eliminates the COPS program and makes drastic cuts to the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants.  Read more at the League’s Inside 208 blog.  Contact Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

Transportation Funding Cut 34% Under Proposed House Bill

Homeland Security Budget Slashed

Support CDBG!

New Round of TIGER Grants Announced

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

21st Century Communities

zeeland"Third Places" Are For Rural Communities Too!  – Small towns and rural communities can use some of the same tools and strategies the League advocates through our Center for 21st Century Communities program. See the League’s 21c3 blog. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

Sirolli Entrepreneur Training Available

National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families

Detroit Is On the Move

National League of Cities to Celebrate City Achievements Through City Showcase Program

National Association of Realtors Determines Americans Like Mixed-Used, Walkable Neighborhoods

"Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards" Invites the Public to Nominate Their Community Leaders


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